- 11-08-2012, 11:21 PM #1
So for the few of us that use OS X and are using older versions of OS X, the Windows Phone app found in the App Store requires 10.7.4 and above. I'm running Snow Leopard, and have to upgrade. >_>; I don't know why this version of Windows Phone isn't able to install on 10.6.8, so annoying, but just thought I'd let anyone know that is running Snow Leopard, that you need Lion and above to download the Windows Phone app from the App Store.
- 11-12-2012, 10:53 PM #2
I did this for iBooks Author awhile back and just tried it again with the WP app. Seems to work ok. It does complain at startup about not having iPhoto 11 installed but seems to work beyond that.
Install iBooks Author on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
- 11-13-2012, 12:05 AM #5
- 11-25-2012, 06:34 PM #11
I have just discovered this and am equally frustrated with it. right now i'm still using my ip4 because I can't transfer my contacts because none of the uk phone shops have been prepared enough to have their equipment ready for lumia 920. the snow leopard exclusion is a joke and so short sighted, especially if they are trying to attract mac users
- 12-22-2012, 03:13 PM #12
Follow the link Bill Snyder posted. Just about everything on there works as he said. Essentially, you are just tricking your computer in to thinking that you are running a later version of OSX.
One caveat: once the app downloads, I was not able to change the "Info.plist" within the contents. Instead, go to the same Contents folder, then go into the "MacOS" folder, and double click the 'Windows Phone' icon. Terminal will open, and it will launch the application. I do not know if photos and such will sync, but I am currently updating my music onto the Lumia I got yesterday...success is sweet.
- 02-05-2013, 03:14 PM #14
I followed the instructions, and Windows Phone 3.0.1 app now successfully launches on 10.6.8 for me. However, the app will not recognize my Lumia 900 at all. The phone can tell it is plugged in, but the WP app doesn't recognize anything connected. This is on a 2007 MacBook. Any help?
- 03-10-2013, 10:40 PM #16
I was having the same problem and spend a lot of time searching for a solution and... FOUND IT.
Well, not a real solution, but an older version that works. Hope it helps!
05-06-2013, 01:34 AM #21
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Did not work for me, but is that because I am coming from 10.5.6 on a G4 powerbook? or because the app store is only available thru Mountain Lion now? Apple, you suck!
The frustration mounts....
I couldn't even find a version of Windows Phone App TO download. This is just awful.
- 07-23-2013, 08:37 AM #23
Thank you Bill Snyder for your help. thanks to you I don't need to pay 20CHF just to use my Phone :)
However, note that there 2 things you need to do that are not explained in the tutorial :
1/ In order to change the Info.plist in the Windows Phone package, instead of doing
In Info.plist, look for “LSMinimumSystemVersion” and change the accompanying string from “10.7.2″ to “10.6.8″ and safe the file
sudo nano /Applications/Windows\ Phone.app/Contents/Info.plist
2/ You won't be able to open the application directly. You need to go to the content folder once again, then the MacOS folder. In there you will find an UNIX executable which is the application. Click on this and the application will open itself. It will also open a new terminal window, DO NOT CLOSE IT or you will close the application. My piece of advice is to minimize it.
Hope it will help some of you.
- 08-27-2013, 10:17 AM #25
I was googling with keyword windows phone apps, snow leopard and I found this thread and I took the time to register to this forum
I want to thank you all for your remarks and share my experience with you.
I followed the guide to change Mac OS X version to be able to download the apps and I successfully did the modification to the package in order to be able to run the program.
Everything worked the first time, no need to run the apps in a terminal or whatever...
Sync for music and photo is OK, I'm very happy ^^
When reading all your comments and work-around for running the apps, I was wondering why I did not encountered any issue with the program while some of you did.
I realized that maybe it comes from the fact that I installed previously on the operating system the sync program from HTC. Maybe, the program HTC Sync installed some connectors or whatever in the system and can explain the fact it's working